"Storm Over Asia"
Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin
Pudovkin's epic of an exploited Mongolian fur trader
who becomes involved in the Mongolian uprising against the British during
the Civil War period. It is "the film of the destiny of the Occident,
although its action takes place in the heart of Asia, on the plateaus of
Tibet" (Robert Desnos). Notable for Pudovkin's lyrical/psychological montage
which ends in an incredible storm scene which contains "all the dust and
debris that Pudovkin could imagine. But how else was Pudovkin to end a film
whose attraction for him had been its fable and exotic imagery, except by
hyperbole?" (Jay Leyda). Featuring Valeri Inkizhinov, I. Inkizhinov and A.
Chistiakov. 70 minutes.